Restaurants

Asian in La Serena

Lemongrass

Tucked away in a residential neighborhood 1.5km south of the plaza, Lemongrass has a loyal local following for its delicious pan-Asian cooking – a rarity in these parts. Grab a table on the small front terrace and f…
Chilean in La Serena

El Guatón

One of La Serena's best restaurants, El Guatón has a covered courtyard with beautifully tiled floors and an aesthetic of rustic elegance – a fine setting for grilled meats and seafood, plus traditional hits like pas…
Italian in La Serena

La Terrazza

This polished, high-ceilinged space is a great spot for pizzas, panini, gnocchi and other Italian fare; or you can stop in for an afternoon pick-me-up (cappuccinos, wines by the glass). The prime place to be is on t…
Italian in La Serena

La Mia Pizza

Out on La Serena's oceanfront, La Mia Pizza has a solid reputation among locals for its excellent Italian fare (pizzas, pastas), plus top-notch seafood. It's a classy spot with big windows and a deck overlooking the…
Vegetarian in La Serena

Ayawasi

A short walk from the plaza, this little vegetarian oasis serves some fantastic set lunches, delicious fresh juices and innovative sandwiches and salads in a shady garden setting or laid-back dining room.
Fusion in La Serena

Jack Fish

Ceviche and sushi are served with a does of heavy metal at this small, friendly eatery. The creative ceviche combos are named after music legends such as Metallica (tuna, shrimp and abalone) or Black Sabbath (reinet…
International in La Serena

El Santo Cervecero

Perched up on a hillside, this large indoor/outdoor setup serves up some tasty pizzas along with sandwiches, steaks and tablas (sharing platters). Food aside, the big draw is the selection of craft brew, including E…
Parrilla in La Serena

Casona del 900

Inside an old beer factory, this high-ceilinged steakhouse with a glassed-in garden oozes ambience and packs in meat-loving locals for its good-value barbecues (CH$22,900 for two, with wine).